This is your complete guide on how to prep kale. In this post, learn how to remove kale stems, how to wash kale, how to freeze kale, how to massage kale, and how to soften kale for salad!
To remove kale stems, simply rip the leaves off the large center stalk. Discard of the stalk.
Wash the kale leaves very well under cold running water in a colander.
Dry the kale very well in a salad spinner, or spread leaves onto a clean tea towel and pat dry with another clean towel.
Tear kale into bite size pieces with your hands. Or, use a knife to chop it or shred it.
Massage kale in your hands with olive oil and salt to soften it for salads and eating raw.
Line a food storage container with a paper towel. Pack kale leaves into the container, cover, and refrigerate.